Our collections are built primarily through donations. Our staff work with the OHSU community and the general public to ensure that historic materials are stewarded responsibly and preserved for the future. If we are unable to accept a donation, we will assist you in identifying a more appropriate repository.
We actively collect books, papers, photographs, artifacts, memorabilia, and other materials pertaining to the history of OHSU and the history of the health sciences. We are strongly interested in the personal collections of alumni and employees. To discuss the donation of your personal collection, please contact us.
Private funding supplements our budget for collection development, public programming, and staffing. We work with the OHSU Foundation to coordinate these gifts. Please contact us to discuss a gift.
Note: A tax professional can assist you in determining whether your gift is tax-deductible. Library staff are prohibited from assisting donors in determining the value or tax status of donations. Your Old Books answers many common questions about the value of books. Consult with a qualified appraiser to obtain a detailed evaluation of your collection.